Just got back from 8 days adventuring in Southern Florida. The primary task at hand was to camp out at Dry Tortugas for two nights allowing me to paddle a kayak rental over to Loggerhead Key which is 3.1 miles each way if you paddle straight. LOL Heading down to Mexico today for ON SALE dental work on the other side of Yuma so I won't be able to do my own personal blog post on the trip until next week. BUT, last week it was hotter than hades and even the Park Rangers were commenting on the heat. There was no one else kayaking over to Loggerhead on Wednesday so I got rolling by 8am.
The kayak rental folks are experience, punctual and provide good gear and a debriefing before you leave Key West. They provide you with a waterproof radio and instructions on how to declare your trip status, etc.
Wednesday morning was HOT, NO WIND and moderate seas. The current was moderate requiring more paddling than normal. This is the view as I was about 1/4 mile from leaving Ft. Jefferson.